Rock En Seine — Summer Rock Festival

rock en seine 2013The summer annual rock festival has once again provided great entertainment to wrap up a vibrant Parisian summer.  The weekend of August 26-28, come out to Parc de Saint Cloud to hear this summer’s hottest bands.   The crowds reach over 20,000 with many people camping out for all 3 days, with other activities available if you need a break from the concerts, including an area for kids.   And, of course, there is the famous festival camping.  Buy tickets now before they sell out.  Read More »

August In Paris — Where To Eat

august restaurant.JPGParis is largely a ghost town in August, as most Parisians are away for the month on holiday on the beaches of Normandy, or down south in the Côte d’Azur.   This means that it can be challenging to find quality restaurants,  boulangerie, or other stores open as many are closed, for the entire month.  This is especially the case with top tier restaurants, as staff take much needed rest from their demanding work.  However, a few good restaurants are open, so all is not lost if you are in Paris during this extended vacances. Read More »

Paris After Nice — Subdued But Resilient

La Rotonde

First Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher attack, then Bataclan, and now this:  a horrific slaughter on the promenade in Nice during Bastille Day.  Although the latest attack was not in Paris, it struck at the heart of France  — during festivities that evoke the very essence of French life – liberté, égalité, fraternité.   Read More »

Jardin des Tuileries — Summer Carnival

If you have wandered near the Louvre or Jardin des Tuileries lately, you will notice an exciting addition on the rue du Rivoli wing, and a rather large one at that! La Fête Foraine is the temporary summer carnival implanted by le mairie of Paris for those looking for an entertaining night out with the kidsWith over 60 attractions, this fête includes a Ferris wheel, climbing wall, trampolines, merry-go-rounds, games, and sweets like cotton candy (“barbe a papa”, which means old man’s beard), crêpes, gaufres (waffles), beignets, churros (one of the only times you will find these on the streets of Paris!), guimauves (marshmallows), caramel apples (pomme d’amour, which means apple of love) and more.  It lasts through August 22. Read More »

Tour de France 2016

For its 113th year, Le Tour de France, the world’s premier biking race, began on July 2, and finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 24.  This year’s tour has taken on extra resonance with the terrible terrorist attacks in Nice on July 14 (Bastille Day).  While security will be tight, expect the French and the free world to stand with France and support this momentous event. Read More »

Stand with France

pray for france   We are with France.  The free world is with you.